It’s been a while since my dear childhood friend and I have met up, let alone conduct a much needed photoshoot! We pranced around various parks in search for the perfect lighting and just the right amount of color. What resulted was a series of CoverGirl worthy shots, all of which were taken by visionary and future trendsetter, Nia Marie.
Every year, my journalism teacher assigns us a photography challenge where we are partnered up with somebody we must take pictures of. Essentially we have to capture each other’s personality within a mere snapshot. Here’s how we did!
My partner was Nathalie (@) and these are the pictures she took of me…
…and here are the pictures I took of her!
Lastly, my journalism teacher challenged us to look intrinsically and capture photos that depict who we are in a nutshell. I decided to show my bubblinesss:
Cats+Photography. Get it?
I share a room with my mom and my sister which means that I don’t get much privacy to dwell in my thoughts. I mean, It’s hard to have some peaceful alone time with my mom watching her Telenovelas on maximum volume or with my sister’s loud snoring that only gets worse throughout the night.
Sometimes I just want to be alone!
So that’s why I created a little area for myself in the living room. It is a tiny office space that I don’t use for homework. Instead, I sit on the ground between my desk and my bookshelf, feeling well sheltered, and think. Other times, I get inspired and take my construction paper out and make a mess that I’m too lazy to clean up later. Or I just write. I write my little heart out until I run out of creative juice.
Also, it is in this cubby that I make my most important life decisions, it is where I have my breakdowns, and it is where I discover new things about myself—all while my mom and my sister are sound asleep in our bedroom.
Once a camera is aimed at my face, I feel exposed. I suddenly become aware of all my imperfections and try do draw attention away from them the only way I know—by being goofy. Sometimes the goofiness results in some genuinely nice pictures; other times, not so much.
Creativity doesn’t come easily, even for the most imaginative of people. But when it comes, one has to be ready to capture it in the strokes of a pencil or in the flashes of a camera. That’s why when Mirella, my close (and awesome) friend, felt the urge to do a mini photoshoot we weren’t hesitant to do so—especially since life has become very stressful for the both of us. In other words, we needed this.
Anywho, Mirella has a great eye for photography so don’t be hesitant to check out her wordpress!